Monday, February 29, 2016

Michael Dougherty's Dark Christmas Horror Film "Krampus" Lands on DVD & Blu-Ray

Universal Pictures recently released DVD and Blu-Ray information for Michael Dougherty's Christmas hit "Krumpus". The film stars Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation," Black Mass), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense), David Koechner (Anchorman Series) and Allison Tolman (TV's "Fargo").

Special features on the DVD and Blu-Ray includes Alternate Ending, Deleted Scenes, Extended Scenes, Gag Reel, The Naughty Ones: Meet The Cast, Still Galleries – Still Images from the set and Feature Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Michael Dougherty and Co-Writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields

Features exclusive to the Blu-Ray includes Krampus and His Minions, Practical Danger, Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design, Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus, Dougherty's Vision.

"Krumpus" hits DVD and Blu-Ray on April 26th.

Press Release:

An ancient demonic avenger lays siege to an unsuspecting family in Krampus, a truly terrifying, darkly comedic tale coming to Digital HD on April 12, 2016, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on April 26, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Michael Dougherty (writer and director of cult horror favorite Trick 'r Treat, writer of X-Men: Apocalypse), Krampus is "a must see film" (We Got This Covered) that delivers inventively nasty laughs as it plunges viewers into a nightmarish world ruled by a legendary monster bent on total destruction, punishing those who have lost faith. Krampus on Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD also comes with exclusive bonus features including an alternate ending, deleted scenes, gag reel and extended scenes.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation," Black Mass), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense), David Koechner (Anchorman Series) and Allison Tolman (TV's "Fargo") star in this gleefully gory horror thriller that delivers the kind of deep, dark laughs and hair-raising scares that make for a delightfully twisted holiday classic.

Preview Pages for Issue #20 of "Zombie Tramp"

Action Lab Danger Zone recently released preview for issue #20 of "Zombie Tramp" entitled "Epilogues and Interludes" The issue is written and illustrated by Dan Mendoza. Cover Art by Mendoza (regular, risqué variant), TMChu (limited, limited risque variant) and Andrew Pepoy (artist, artist risque variant),

Issue #20 of "Zombie Tramp: Epilogues and Interludes" hits comic shops on March 2nd.

Plot Synopsis:

Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza returns once again to write and draw a special full issue about the evil little undead adversary, MORNING – the red head of the dead! Dispatched to limbo by Zombie Tramp, Morning is now yanked back to the land of the living and none to happy about it! Features a variant and risqué variant cover by series creator Dan Mendoza, regular artist TMChu, and Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife With Archie).

Preview Pages for Issue #2 of "The House of Montresor"

Action Lab Comics recently send us over preview pages for issue #2 of "The House of Montresor". The issue is written by Erica Janga based on characters created by Edgar Allan Poe and art and cover art by Jason Strutz.

Issue #2 of "The House of Montresor" hits comic shops on March 2nd.

Plot Synopsis:

Edana Fortunato is the sole surviving heir of two great families: clan Fortunato and the House of Montresor. The terms of the estate dictate she must live in her family’s house for a period of one month or else lose her claim to the Fortunato and Montresor lands. Edana has still to meet her guardian, the enigmatic Count Montresor, but malevolent stares from the shadows, and a whispered warning during a visit with her ailing grandmother, lead Edana to wonder if she wants any part of what The House of Montresor has in store. Depraved vengeance continues in this new sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale, “The Cask of Amontillado.”

Friday, February 26, 2016

17 Year old Director Kansas Bowling's "B.C. Butcher" Makes its World Premiere at The Egyptian Theatre

Troma Entertainment recently send the horror chamber information that their latest film "B.C. Butcher" will be making its world premiere at the The Egyptian Theatre on March 3rd at 7:30PST, which is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. The film is directed by 17 year old director Kansas Bowling and stars Leilani Fideler Natasha Halevi Devyn Leah Molly Ring Miranda Robin, Kato Kaelin and narrated by Kadeem Hardison

The screening will be accompanied by a guest panel featuring Kansas Bowling, cave-starlet of B.C. Butcher, Leilani Fideler, Rodney Bingenheimer, Kadeem Hardison and Kato Kaelin and will be moderated by Lloyd Kaufman.

To get tickets, you can go to the Egyptian Theatre box office or online at

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at:

Press Release:

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm, 17 year old director Kansas Bowling will present for the first time ever on the silver screen, a world premiere of her feature length cavewoman slasher comedy, B.C. Butcher. The event will be the inaugural theatrical screening for the American Cinematheque's new film program, "Women Underground". "Women Underground", part of the new SHEspectives Initiative at The American Cinematheque, showcases the Los Angeles premieres of new independent, underground feature length cinema from innovative and taste-making new female filmmakers. The premiere was announced today by the American Cinematheque.

B.C. Butcher, which was shot on 16 mm film in Bowling's father's backyard in Topanga Canyon, California, stars Kato Kaelin and features Rodney "The Mayor of Sunset Strip" Bingenheimer. Bingenheimer, along with B.C. Butcher's Executive Producer and the president of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman, are also scheduled to make appearances at the premiere. Troma Entertainment, which has selected Bowling's B.C. Butcher for distribution, is one of the longest-running independent movie studios in the country and the creator of world-famous movie classics like, The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet and Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1.

The film will be screened alongside another brilliantly crafted female directed Troma film, Lollilove, by star of smash television comedy show The Office and the upcoming new series, You, Me and the Apocalypse, Jenna Fischer. Lollilove, which was co-directed and co-written by director of Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1 & 2, James Gunn, is a satirical dark-comedy about a hipster California couple that attempt to make a difference in the lives of the homeless.

The screening will be accompanied by a guest panel featuring Kansas Bowling, cave-starlet of B.C. Butcher, Leilani Fideler, Rodney Bingenheimer, Kadeem Hardison and Kato Kaelin and will be moderated by Lloyd Kaufman.

Tickets are $11 general admission and can be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre box office or online at

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Disturbing Stills for the Psychological Thriller "Excess Flesh"

Midnight Releasing recently send the horror chamber stills for their upcoming release of "Excess Flesh". The film stars  Bethany Orr, Mary Loveless and Wes McGee.

"Excess Flesh" hits DVD and VOD on March 8th.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at:

Plot Synopsis:

Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control -- Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.

Help Filmmaker Simon Pierce Open the Door to Stephen King's "I Am the Doorway"

Director Simon Pierce recently send the horror chamber information for his IndieGoGo campaign for his upcoming short film "I Am the Doorway". The film is based on the Stephen King short story of the same name.

He is looking raise $15,000 for his short film. He's already rasied $3,301 and has 20 days to rasie the rest of the amount. This is a Flexable Funding campaign so what ever is raised will be given to the director towards the film at the end of the campaign.

To contribute to this campaign, you can goto:
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at:

Plot Synopsis:

After a journey to investigate desolate Pluto, astronaut Arthur returns home a shattered man. He sees eyes forcing their way through the skin of his hands, eyes that distort his friends and the landscape itself into monstrous visions. Believing himself the doorway to alien invasion and gruesome murder, he must take desperate action. “I Am The Doorway,” a shocking science-fiction/horror short, is based on the chilling Stephen King story and fully authorized by the author. It has been adapted by Jeffrey Stackhouse, Richard A. Becker & Wendy Lashbrook, a multi-award-winning screenwriting team based in the US, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things horror.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Unearthed Films Acquires "Lilith's Hell" and "Atroz"

Unearthed Films recently send us information that they've acquired "Lilth's Hell" and "Atroz" Both of these films are executive produced and presented by cult filmmaker Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust, Cut and Run).

No release information has been set for either release.

Press Release:

Unearthed Films is proud to present Lex Ortega's ATROZ! Presented by Ruggero Deodato, master of the cannibal genre with Cannibal Holocaust. Directed by Lex Ortega, "Barbaros Mexico and sound designer for Frankensteins Army" succeeds in making the most intense gore film in the history of Mexican Cinema! “Atroz/Atrocious is a film that portrays the story of two serial killers. After the pair are arrested for causing a traffic accident, the police confiscate some videotapes. These tapes contain brutal murders and tortures that show human wickedness, their background, paraphilia, and the psyche of these murderers.”

ATROZ aka Atrocious
Director Lex Ortega
Written by Lex Ortega and Sergio Tello

Starring David Aboussafy, Lauretter Flores, Aleyda Gallardo, Dana Karvelas, Patricia Leih, Orlando Morguel, Miquel Nava and Carlos Padilla

Trailer for ATROZ:

Next on the roster is a homage to Ruggero Deodato, starring, Ruggero Deodato... in, LILITHS HELL from Director Vincenzo Petrarolo!

"A pair of filmmakers try to work with Ruggero Deodato, "Cannibal Holocaust, Jungle Holocaust, House on the Edge of the Park, Cut and Run" to pull of a horror film based on realism. The producers family house, where the film is to be shot turns out to have it's own secrets, hidden behind the walls. Secret chambers and ritualistic ceremonies invoking the spirit of Lilith. She who was cursed by God for not obeying Adam in the Garden of Eden. The women in the crew are possessed one, by one and their only salvation is thru death. Once unleashed, nothing can prepare you for LILITHS HELL! LILITHS HELL

Director Vincenzo Petrarolo
Starring Ruggero Deodato, Marcus J. Cotterell, Danilo Valli, Federico Palmieri, Sebastiano Lo Monaca, Joelle Rigolett, Vincenzo Petrarolo and Elena Croce

Trailer for LILITHS HELL:

Jose Ramon Larraz's Psychological Chiller "Symptoms Makes its Blu-Ray Debut

Mondo Macabro recently send us over information for the upcoming Blu-Ray of Jose Ramon Larraz's(Vampyres) "Symptoms". The 1974 chiller stars Angela Pleasence, Lorna Heilbron and Peter Vaughan.

Special features on the Blu-Ray includes On Vampyres and Other Symptoms - documentary about Jose Larraz directed by Celia Novis, From Barcelona to Tunbridge Wells - TV profile of Jose Larraz, Interview with editor Brian Smedley-Aston, Interview with Angela Pleasence, Interview with Lorna Heilbron and Specially commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx.

"Symptoms" hits retail on May 10th.

Plot Synopsis:

A dark and haunting study in psychological horror, Symptoms takes us deep into the twisted mind of a damaged girl.

Helen, who lives alone, invites her new friend Anne to stay with her in a lonely house, lost in the English countryside. The house, the woods that surround it and the figures fleetingly glimpsed through its windows, all seem imbued with a deep sense of mystery. Helen appears to be hiding a secret and the more Anne tries to uncover it, the deeper she is pulled into its dark heart.

Symptoms was the official UK entry to the Cannes film festival in 1974 and was highly praised at the time. Subsequently the film sank into obscurity and was recently listed as one of the UK's top 75 'lost films'. This release, taken from the original negative and fully restored, brings this quiet masterpiece back into view, where it can now be appreciated as one of the most under rated films of the 1970s.

SRS Cinema Latest Film "Sexquatch vs Teen App" Available on Blu-Ray and VHS Limited Edition Double Feature

SRS Cinema recently send us information that they've release a limited Blu-Ray and VHS double feature “Sexsquatch: The Legend of Blood Stool Creek” and "Sexsquatch 2: Sexsquatch vs. Teen Ape". " Sexquatch 2: Sexsquatch vs Teen Ape" will be released on DVD and VOD later this year but you can see this film when you purchase this double features on Blu-Ray and VHS.

To find out more about about this film and how you can purchase it, you can goto:

Press Release:

“Sexsquatch”, the most popular of all the Chris Seaver flicks SRS has produced over the years, is back… and this time he faces a new nemesis in “Sexsquatch vs. Teen Ape”. The sequel, which won’t hit national DVD and VOD until late this year, will be offered up with the original “Sexsquatch: The Legend of Blood Stool Creek” in a limited edition Blu-ray and VHS release. The two movies are being presented under one title… “Sexsquatch: Return to Blood Stool Lake”.

“Sexsquatch: The Legend of Blood Stool Creek” – Teen Joey Jeremiah has the highest of high ambitions. He wants to be the president of ALL of show business someday. But the thing is, Joey has spent so much time focusing on scripts and dreams of Hollywood that, gasp, he has completely neglected ever getting laid! So his friends, as any great group of friends would do of course, have gathered for a party weekend at scenic Blood Stool Creek to throw joey a “get laid” party. Teens… woods… beer… sex… what could possibly go wrong? Well surprise, surprise, a storm is brewing around the beach house. The scenic wooded area that plays host to their good times also houses a sinister beast. He’s blood thirsty, intelligent, eloquent, covered in hair, and HORNY as hell. No, we aren’t talking about Ron Jeremy here folks… We’re talking about STINK FIST, the SEXSQUATCH! One by one, the gang falls victim to the Sexsquatch’s particular brand of beastly bestiality. Will they figure out how to protect their butt holes from the onslaught and kill the beast before it’s too late?! Spoiler alert… No. The legend, it’s true… Big Feet… Big Pe… SHUT YOUR MOUTH… What? Just talking about SEXSQUATCH: THE LEGEND OF BLOOD STOOL CREEK!

“Sexsquatch 2: Sexsquatch vs. Teen Ape” – Years have passed since the sexual onslaught of “Stinkfist, The Sexsquatch”, a horned up Big Foot like beast who killed and violated the nubile teens at Blood Stool Creek. But you can’t keep an interstellar sexual species like the Sexquatch down for long! Another of the species, FIST STINK, has landed on Earth to unleash his own special brand of “love” on the population. But Fist Stink has learned of another sexual dynamo who is horning in on the his Casanova-like business – “Teen Ape”, known around the universe as “the one true lover and leaver of woman”, is cutting into his game. When Teen Ape and his friends get together to throw an ultimate “sex” party, Fist Stink crashes the good times, challenging Teen Ape to a contest to see who is the most powerful sexual devastator of them all. It’s TEEN APE VS SEXSQUATCH in the ultimate battle of the sex-crazed monsters. Grab your umbrellas ladies because things are about to get MOIST!

“Sexsquatch 1 & 2: Return to Blood Stool Lake” pre-sales go LIVE this coming Sunday night 2/21/16, 7pm EST. The Bluray is limited to 100 copies and the advance VHS editions to just 25. The sequel won’t get an official release until Fall of this year, so this is your best chance to grab it for a long time. Be there early and lock your copies down, will ship approx 3-4 weeks after pre-sales begin.

For more info or links to the BLU-RAY and VHS copies, swing by

Friday, February 19, 2016

Fright Meter Films is Looking for Your Help in Funding "Party Night"

Fright Meter Films recently released information for their "Party Night" Kickstarter campaign. The filmmakers currently have raised $3,130 so far. They are looking to raise $10,500 by March 12th. If they don't raise that amount, the project will not be funded.

The film is a throwback to 80’s slasher films such as Prom Night and Hell Night. It would be the first film for Fight Meter Films only if it reaches its goal of $10,500.

You can view the teaser trailer at the bottom of this page.

To contribute to this campaign, you can go to:

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at:

Press Release:

Troy Escamilla and Renee K. Smith, in collaboration with Fright Meter Films, are set to produce their first ever feature film and bring true terror to the screen in Fall 2016. Titled Party Night and penned by Escamilla, the film is a throwback to 80’s slasher films such as Prom Night and Hell Night. This is the first feature film produced by Fright Meter Films, and the passion for this project is immense. “This film is truly a love letter to fans of genre. There are many references in the script that horror fans will grin widely at, but the film is still unique in its own right,” Escamilla states.

Escamilla has a goal of raising $10,500 by March 10th, 2016 with the Party Night campaign. Troy Escamilla knows the horror genre. He founded the Fright Meter Awards, which have grown in respect and popularity over the last few years with global backers that make up the over 50 member international Award Committee, including bloggers, writers, directors, producers, actors and fans in the horror genre.

What makes Party Night the perfect first project for Fright Meter Films is that it is fairly simplistic in its structure and content: there are only seven characters in the script and 85% of it takes place at one location, which equates to a modest budget. Collaborations are happening with other independent filmmakers, such as Kevin Sommerfield, who wrote and produced both Don't Go to the Reunion and Dismembering Christmas. Sommerfeld is on board as producer to lend his expertise on low budget independent filmmaking. Renee K. Smith, has experience as a playwright, producer, and director in the Houston area.

The teaser trailer for the film can be viewed on the Kickstarter page via the link below.

JOIN THE PARTY & support the film at: Remember: Kickstarter Campaigns are all or nothing.

• Pledge now. There are great rewards for backers! Big or small, all pledges are welcomed and all count! Every amount helps us hit the front Kickstarter page! Remember: the money is not contributed now—It will not be paid until the campaign ends!
• Visit the Kickstarter page even if you can’t pledge. All views help boost our notice!
• If you know someone who could be a "significant giver” and is a fan of the arts and/or horror, tell them about the film and ask them to pledge at Kickstarter.
• Let others know—forward this information and invite them to help.

"Party Night": Teaser Trailer

The Long Delayed "Fight 7500" Makes its Landing on DVD

Lionsgate recently announced the "Flight 7500" will be coming to DVD. The film stars  Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung, Jerry Ferrara, Ryan Kwanten, Johnathon Schaech, and Amy Smart.

Special features on the DVD includes "Inside Flight 7500".

"Flight 7500" hits stores on April 12th.

Press Release:

The friendly skies take a dark turn in Flight 7500, arriving on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on April 12 from Lionsgate. Following the violent death of a traveling businessman, his fellow passengers begin to investigate the cause, one that could be based in the supernatural. From the director of The Grudge and the producer of The Ring, Flight 7500 stars Leslie Bibb, Jamie Chung, Jerry Ferrara, Ryan Kwanten, Johnathon Schaech, and Amy Smart. Featuring a look behind the scenes at the making of the film (the “Inside Flight 7500” featurette), Flight 7500 will be available on DVD + Digital for the suggested retail price of $19.98

From the director of The Grudge comes this spine-chilling journey into fear. On a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo, a plane is shaken by severe weather. When the turbulence subsides, a passenger suddenly dies — and a supernatural force is unleashed, overtaking the passengers as they desperately fight to figure out what it is and how to stop it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Film Review: "Martyrs"

When I first heard that when the remake of “Martyrs”, I wasn’t thrilled about the news. The original was very good plus I wouldn’t have think that a U.S. remake would be possible given the film subject matter in general. But here we are, they have remade this film too. What’s next a remake of another great foreign horror film or another remake of a horror classic that I enjoy? Let’s get back to the film in hand, as that’s another subject for another time.

The film is about a woman named Lucie (Troian Bellsario) who is haunted over the traumatic events that led to her kidnapping ten years ago. The only time she feels safe is when she’s with her friend Anna (Bailey Noble). As the events still torment her to this day, she and Anna go looking for the people who took her. But when they get closer to the truth, they become trapped in a sadistically nightmare where escape maybe impossible.

Going into this film, I was wondering if the film would follow the same style as the original did. When I finished seeing this film, the tone and the intensity felt the same but the screenplay felt different and the scenes felt watered down. Still, this version of “Martyrs” is a very good film.

One of the things that makes this good was its direction. Michael and Kevin Goetz does a very good job making sure the film had the same feel as the original. Whether it’s the way that the action scenes were directed to how the scenes looked, everything moved at a good pace and had a level of intensity that kept my interested. The other thing that I liked about the directing was the fact that the lead performances were good. The Goetz brothers made sure the performances and chemistry between the main actresses work very well within the film’s context. It made the performances very good and helped move the story along. Speaking of the performances both Troian Bellsario (Pretty White Liars) and Bailey Noble (True Blood) were very good here. I liked how they made their characters interesting throughout. Both of them took their time to make sure that their performances were engaging and making the relationship between their characters work so well considering the film is very dark. It’s one of the best things about this film along with its direction.

The screenplay written by Mark L. Smith felt different but it was still good. What made this screenplay good was the fact that it had the same level of dread that the original had. It helped made the horror aspects work very well and made the story interesting. The other thing that makes this screenplay good was the level of action that this film has. Smith made sure those scenes have a level of intensity that was able to keep me interested. It felt like there was more action in this film than the original which I liked. The only drawback that I have with this screenplay was that it felt like it was watered down as the scenes weren’t as out of control like the original. Still, I liked this film a lot.

Even though this version of “Martyrs” feels watered down, this was a very good film. With its very good direction from Kevin and Michael Goetz and excellent performances from Troian Bellsario and Bailey Noble, “Marytrs” is an intense film from start to finish.

Review Rating: Five Stars

LeglessCorspe Film Festival Looking for Submissions

LeglessCorpseFilms recently announced their first film festival. They're looking feature length and short films submissions for their film festival. Best short film will win $500 and a chance for the film to be featured on an anthology BluRay/DVD and VOD release, along with four runner-up shorts distributed by LeglessCorpse Films.

Entry fee is $10 for shorts and $20 for features.

To enter, you can goto or at

LeglesCorpse Film Festival takes place April 23-24 in Someverville, AL at the Somerville Playhouse.

Press Release: 

LeglessCorpse Films has announced it's first annual Film Festival. The festival will take place April 23-24 in Someverville, AL at the Somerville Playhouse. All accepted submissions will be screened in front of a live audience during the two-day event. The event will include special screenings of Nathan Thomas Milliner's A Wish For The Dead, Stephen Folker's The Orange Man, and the North American premier of 60 Seconds To Die. Special guests will be announced soon.

Prizes (and more to come), Best short film will win $500 and a chance for the film to be featured on an anthology BluRay/DVD and VOD release, along with four runner-up shorts distributed by LeglessCorpse Films.

Best feature will be offered a distribution option with LeglessCorpse Films with BluRay/DVD and Major VOD release.

All category winners will win an official LeglessCorpse Film Festival plaque engraved with the category, film name, and winners name.

Categories being judged:
Best Short Film
Best Short Film Director
Best Short Special Effects
Best Short Actor or Actress
Best Short Score

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Director
Best Feature Special Effects
Best Feature Actor or Actress
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Feature Score

Submission are only $10 for shorts and $20 for features.

Current sponsors include BrinkVision, CryptTV, and LeglessCorpse Films.

Filmmakers can submit their films on Film Freeway at or at

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Official Kill Cover Variant and Preview Pages for Issue #12 of "Puppet Master"

Action Lab Danger Zone recently send the horror chamber over preview pages and Kill Cover Variant for issue #12 of "Puppet Master". The issue is written by Shawn Gabborin with illustration by Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors). Cover art by Standard Cover: Michela Da Sacco (pencils/inks) , Yann Perrelet (colors), Kill Cover Variant: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks) , Gene Jimenez (colors) and Kill Cover Sketch Variant: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks)

Issue #12 of "Puppet Master" hits stores on February 17th.

Plot Synopsis:

As Anthony settles in at the Bodega Bay Inn the Followers of Anapa come calling, bringing the Puppets one step closer to being freed from their deal with the demon god Anapa. But every deal with the devil comes with a hidden price..

Preview Pages for Issue #19 of "Zombie Tramp"

Action Lab: Danger Zone recently send us over preview pages for issue #19 of "Zombie Tramp" which features the final chapter of its latest story "Bitch Craft".  Issue #17 is written by Dan Mendoza with illustration from Victoria Harris and cover art from TMChu (regular, risqué variant), Dan Mendoza (limited, limited risque variant), Randy Kintz (artist, artist risque variant).

Issue #19 of Zombie Tramp" hits stores on February 17th.

Plot Synopsis:

It’s the final showdown as Zombie Tramp fights to defend a harmless girl and destroy the final 3 “witch bitches” with a battle of spell-casting. But with Janey’s mouth mystically shut, can the undead queen defeat the necro-tablet mean girls in a dark magic duel without being able to cast spells herself? Find out in part 3 of “Bitch Craft”!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Review: "Harvest Lake"

“Harvest Lake” is the latest film from director Scott Schirmer, who directed the excellent film “Found” back in 2014 and produced the ultra-gory film “Headless” which was released last year. This film boasts an excellent cast that includes Elle Church (Headless), Tristan Risk (American Mary, The Editor) and Kevin Roach (The Confession of Fred Krueger).

The film is about five friends who go vacationing in the woods. They are hoping to have fun and have a good time. But something is lurking in the woods, as they feel like they’re under the spell of someone or something. Soon their behavior starts to become erratic and having strange feelings towards each other as they try to find out what is happening to them. Can they find out what’s the cause of their strange behavior before they become lost in woods forever? This was the first film that I didn’t know what to think about the sex scenes as they felt very horrifying and different in tone. It was something where you couldn’t take your eyes off because of the horrific nature and the level of despair that it represents. That’s what makes “Harvest Lake” a very interesting and entertaining sci-fi horror film.

One of the things that makes this very good was the way director/writer Scott Schirmer directs the action. Everything had a dark and uncomfortable feel to it. Whether it was the film’s beginning and end to some of the dialogue scenes, everything had a dark and creepy presence. Those scenes were created and directed well enough to have a sense of dread to them as it’s the first film where the sexual encounter felt like it had a gloomy and eerie feel to them. It also helped that the cinematography was very good as it added to what Schirmer achieves. The other thing that he does very well is to make sure the performances work. I liked how he handles each of the film’s performance. They fit the film’s tone very well that it keeps you interested in what’s happening. It’s important for a film like this to have it, as it’s more focused on tone than action.

Speaking of the performance, they were good here. The cast that includes Elle Church, Tristen Risk, Kevin Roach and Dan Nye did a very good job with the way that they each approached their characters. It helped especially with all the dialogue scenes in the middle of the film. The performances kept me interested with the material especially when it sets up the third act.

The screenplay written by Schirmer does a very good job with making the film’s tone very dark and gloomy. He approaches each of the film’s scenes with importance as everything including the sex scenes felt very dark as this has a very different feel compared to other alien films where there’s a lot of action and intense scenes. Instead, none of that is present as it focuses more on the story’s darker elements. The other thing that I liked about Schirmer’s screenplay was the fact it focuses on the characters and story at hand. He spends a good time developing the film’s story and characters making sure that those elements are the focus of film. If that didn’t happen, this would’ve been boring. Thankfully, it wasn’t the case as this was a very good alien film.

Check this film out when it comes when it hits a film festival or DVD and Blu-Ray, as this is a great alien film. With it great direction and chilling screenplay, “Harvest Lake” is terrifying alien film that make you think about having sex again.

Review Rating: Five Stars.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook at:

"Ballet of Blood" Dances its Way to VOD

Frolic Pictures recently send us information that "Ballet of Blood will be making VOD debut in March. The upcoming film stars Sydney Raye, Jessica Knopf and Mindy Robinson.

"Ballet of Blood" hits VOD on March 1st.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at:
Press Release:

Ballet of Blood, the 9th feature film by Jared Masters, has been picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures. It will have a vast cross-platform VOD release March 1, 2016.

What critics are saying: “A lot of potential to plumb… Solid… Fun… Compelling… Extremely poetic… Complex and intriguing… BALLET OF BLOOD delivers big ideas … I appreciated a lot.” - Ain't It Cool News.

The motion picture won Audience Choice Award at the 2015 RIP International Horror Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Acting Ensemble and Best Editing. It should also appear on DVD very soon (a rare VHS is currently available on eBay for $89).

Synopsis: After years of emotional abuse and body shaming, two ballerina's drug-fueled fantasy, of viciously attacking their ballet school, becomes reality. Meanwhile, a nerdy ballerina starts writing a novel based on the events that transpired, deeply offending some for turning such sensitive material into a book, for young audiences. Soon, her and her sister realize every word being typed is somehow altering real life. Will this strange and psychedelic paralleling fantasy carry the sisters, along with anyone else, to a merciless blood-splattered doom?

The film stars Sydney Ray and Jessica Knopf, as the partners in crime. Laura Amelia as the dance teacher, Delphine, and Julia Faye West as company co-owner. The film also features Mindy Robinson as the prima ballerina, with Walter Hochbrueckner, Vera R. Taylor, Rubi Garcia, Marla Martinez, Jacqueline Marie Alberto, Dawna Lee Heising, Dallas Chandler, Krystall Schott, Georgie Borchardt, Sky Patterson, Christopher Arias, Kimberly Cohen, Robert Evans and Marylyn Brooks.

Produced by Julia Faye West, Sydney Raye, Vera R. Taylor, Walter Hochbrueckner, John Gonatos, Mikko Tervonen, Michael Anthony and Bouvier. Production design by Mystic Marlow. Art Direction by Ryan Henneman. Sound by Jean-Paul Inesta, stills by Mark Rakocy, script editing by H. Raven Rose. Written and directed by Jared Masters.

"Ballet of Blood": Official Green Band Trailer

Official Trailer and Stills for the Sci-Fi Horror Film "Solid State

SGL Entertainment recently send us over information and stills for their upcoming film "Solid State". The upcoming film stars Debbie Rochon (Battledogs), Suzi Lorraine (As the World Turns TV Soap), Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day: Resurgence and Empire the TV Series), Ava Brunini (Into the Woods) along with Diego Casale, Barbara Braconi, Gianluca Iacono and Stewart Arnoldand.

"Solid State" is slated to be released later this year.

Press Release:

SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they just acquired the Epic Sci fi Horror Film SOLID STATE, and will be releasing the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD later this year. Directed by Stefano Milla and Produced by Stefano Milla & Riccardo De Palo with Executive Producers Phil Gorn & Enrico De Palo. The Movie Stars: Debbie Rochon (Battledogs), Suzi Lorraine (As the World Turns TV Soap), Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day: Resurgence and Empire the TV Series), Ava Brunini (Into the Woods) along with Diego Casale, Barbara Braconi, Gianluca Iacono and Stewart Arnoldand. SYNOPSIS: Be careful of what you touch. A large meteor is heading quickly toward Earth. A space defense launches a missile and seems to destroy the meteor. But a small piece of the meteor lands in a remote part of Europe. An up and coming American rock band is touring through Europe when their van breaks down… near the meteor. The area is eerily quiet and the band finds clues of people living in the area but no one is found. Gradually, they begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together but the meteor is having a deadly effect on them.

Look for SOLID STATE to be Released later this year in the USA and Canada on Blu-ray, DVD and the Top VOD Platforms like iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, M-GO and More via SGL Entertainment and our partners MVD Visual and Indie Rights Movies.

"Solid State": Official Trailer